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10-2426 U.S. v. Schlueter

Sentencing Reasonableness Where the defendant’s securities fraud involved taking advantage of personal relationships with vulnerable victims, an above-guideline sentence was reasonable. “Here the judge’s explanation was more than adequate. He found that an above-range sentence was appropriate because Schlueter conned ...

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10-1080 U.S. v. Bradley

Sentencing Reasonableness Where the district court calculated a sentencing range of 57 to 71 months, but imposed a 240-month sentence based on unsubstantiated speculation about the defendant’s prior criminal conduct and likelihood of recidivism, the sentence must be vacated. “[T]he ...

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09-3103 U.S. v. Maulding

Child Pornography Sentencing; reasonableness Sentences based on the child pornography guidelines are not necessarily unreasonably high. “We have previously considered and rejected the argument that sentences at the statutory maximum in child-pornography cases are more often unreasonable. In United States ...

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